Presented to us by a client, this was a wedding gift to his parents in the late 1950s. The set was carefully wrapped in velvet and stored in their china closet, and was rarely ever taken out for use. As a result it is in exceptional condition, appearing almost new.The silver plating is extraordinary, bright with a clear luster, largely void of even the typical surface scratching and polish residue from necessary cleanings. The interiors of each piece are extremely clean for the age with none of the copper base metal bleeding through as is so prevalent to the interiors of vintage Birmingham pieces. The coffee urn was slightly damaged during a relocation in the 1990s, and as the set was no longer in use it was never repaired. Four small dings are seen in close proximity to one side. Difficult to photograph, they are visible though not distracting at high polish, and are easily repairable by any qualified jeweler or metalsmith.
Otherwise no dents, dings, rub marks, plate loss, or other compromising imperfections are seen. The hinges operate as intended and the Birmingham hallmark is seen on the bottom of each piece.
A once in a blue moon opportunity to own an heirloom quality Birmingham silver tea set at an affordable price point. We welcome your questions and are delighted to answer! This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "winstonandcompanyantiques" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.